Belgian Shepherds as Therapy & Assistance Dogs

Overseas, Belgian Shepherd Dogs have been used for many years as Therapy and Assistance Dogs for people with physical or sensory disabilities. In Australia, being a relatively new breed (in comparison to many others), they have only recently been recognised as able to perform these tasks.
In the last couple of years Seeing Eye Dogs Australia have included a small number of Belgian Shepherds (Groenendaels & Malinois) in their training program, to date two Groenendaels have successfully completed training and are now fully working Seeing Eye Dogs. We are proud to have participated in this worthwhile project and feel privileged to have bred the Seeing Eye Dog "Vicki". Vicki' and her half brother "Ulrick Jnr" the other successful Seeing Eye Dog, were both Sired by Ch Fakaiser's Ulrick d'Unforgettable, who we imported from Norway.

 

VICKI

   

ULRICK

Seeing Eye Dog

   

Seeing Eye Dog

Lumineux Ebony Lace    

Mirribandi Xtra Vision

Born 2nd May 2002

   

Born 10th April 2002

Vicki in her harness - Oct 2003

Jan 2004

   

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Photos by Heather Beasley
courtesy Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

   

Photos courtesy owner/handler
Thanks Debra

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Our Belgian Shepherd Therapy Dogs - Roxie, Gina and Nikki

 

Before the dawn of morning on a hillside soft and green I see a shadow in the mist and know she waits for me.
ROXIE

Certified Therapy Dog

Aust Ch Lanaken on the Wild Side

29th May 1998 - 29th Jan 2004

 


GINA

Certified Therapy Dog

Aust Ch Lanaken Make a Wish (IID)

26th May 1996 - 5th June 2005

 


NIKKI

Certified Therapy Dog

RUBISS Aust Ch Lanaken Nicolette

Born 19th Oct 1997

 

 

Modeling their jackets Nikki, Gina and Gina's son Tex



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